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Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) Grants in USA 2018

Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) invites applications for the Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) Grants open to anyone DIV accepts applications from U.S. and non-U.S. organizations, individuals, nonprofit and for-profit entities.

Proposals are accepted year-round across three stages, from any type of organization, in any country in which USAID operates.

  • Stage 1: Proof of Concept (Up to $200,000 – up to 3 years)
  • Stage 2: Testing and Positioning for Scale ($200,000 to $1,500,000 – up to 3 years)
  • Stage 3: Scaling ($1,500,000 to $5,000,000 – up to 5 years)

In addition to tiered funding, DIV provides evidence grants (up to $1,500,000) to support research and evaluations that generate rigorous evidence of an innovation’s impact per dollar and potential for expansion. These applications are evaluated separately from proposals for tiered funding.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Almost anyone! DIV accepts applications from U.S. and non-U.S. organizations, individuals, nonprofit and for-profit entities, as long as the project is in a country where USAID provides funds to development efforts. Participation of foreign government organizations under the DIV APS is possible only through an approved sub-award agreement with a prime recipient (see ADS 303.3.21).
  • DIV is open to projects in any country where USAID provides funds to development efforts.

Method of Application:

  • Step 1: Learn about DIV and whether it’s right for you
  • Step 2: Submit your application to DIV at any time
  • Step 3: Participate in the DIV due diligence process
  • Step 4: Negotiate and finalize the grant award
  • Step 5: Receive DIV funding!

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Scholarship Application Deadline: applications are open. DIV accepts applications 365 days a year. There is no deadline